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ALCAPA in an adult with preserved left ventricular function. J Card Surg 2003 Jan-Feb;18(1):25-8

Date

04/17/2003

Pubmed ID

12696764

DOI

10.1046/j.1540-8191.2003.01908.x

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-0037242620   16 Citations

Abstract

Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is the most common congenital coronary artery defect. Left uncorrected, nearly 90% of patients will die within one year. Without surgical repair, surviving patients are subjected to risks of myocardial ischemia with global cardiomyopathy, chronic mitral regurgitation, and sudden death. We report a case of ALCAPA in a 23-year-old female with completely preserved left ventricular function. This article reviews the mechanism of this unusual presentation as well as the therapeutic options for adults presenting with ALCAPA.

Author List

Selzman CH, Zimmerman MA, Campbell DN

Author

Michael A. Zimmerman MD, FACS Professor in the Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adult
Coronary Vessel Anomalies
Female
Humans
Pulmonary Artery
Ventricular Function, Left
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